Floating Table

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Project by Masterchief posted 12-12-2008 11:12 PM 2399 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good morning all,

It has been awhile since my last post, been busy with the navy over the summer and now finally getting back into the shop. My wife wanted a table for her chair in the bedroom, so with the scraps I had in the shop I came up with this table. The legs, aprons, and top is made of white oak i resawed from 8/4 stock and the panels are waterfall bubinga (i think that is how you spell it). The joints in the table base are all sliding dovetail and the feet are made from redwood to match the top. The top is frame and panel with pinned tenons. I know it is not a show piece but she liked it. Also in the next post, I built the mirror that hangs over the table with the leftovers of the white oak and walnut scraps.

-- When you are at a point in life and you think there is nothing more to learn, then you must understand that you have learned nothing at all. Billy

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#1 posted 12-12-2008 11:36 PM

Yea it’s been awhile Senior Chief, What a great looking table, love the oak and veneer, Did really well, bet the wife loved it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 12-13-2008 12:06 AM

Very nice. I love the top and have all ways liked floating tops on tables.

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#3 posted 12-13-2008 12:59 AM

Nice design. Floating tops are always interesting.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#4 posted 12-13-2008 02:54 AM

You’ve done a great job with this table. I like the contrast with the bubinga.

Thanks for posting.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#5 posted 12-13-2008 05:20 AM

Very beautiful table. I like the veneer too.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 12-13-2008 05:25 AM

Great piece of work Senior: that should keep her happy!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 12-13-2008 05:32 AM

Nice one, Chief! Love the top.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 12-13-2008 06:07 AM

Great looking table. Nice job, I like the bubinga. I’ve used it on a cradle and my workbench that I’ve made.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#9 posted 12-13-2008 06:10 AM

very nice, great idea, cool play with colors of wood!

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#10 posted 12-13-2008 07:12 AM

Nice, beautiful projects.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#11 posted 07-15-2011 06:33 PM

I like it very much. An interesting and unusual piece.

-- One can dream, about a passion not yet fully fulfilled!

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